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tragedy strikes the nfl for the second week in a row. a predawn drunk driving crash kills a member of the dallas cowboys. terror at jack in the box. an armed suspect holds two women hostage. how it came to an end hours later. an explosive device made by teenagers detonated by the bomb
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squad. what the teens are accused of doing before this that got them in trouble. good evening, i'm ann notarangelo. new tonight, a brash home invasion in san francisco's richmond district three men with a gun chased a woman into her home near the intersection of 31st avenue and clemente street around 6:30. a neighbor tells us when the woman's father got to the house she screamed don't come in, but it was too late. the robbers got away with a wallet, diamond earrings, a watch and a gold chain. no one was hurt. well, a second straight saturday where the nfl is making news for all the wrong reasons. last week a kansas city chief killed his girlfriend before taking his own life. and this morning, another nfl player is in trouble with the law. cbs reporter teresa garcia reports. >> reporter: skid marks, line the texas roadway where police say dallas cowboy josh brent lost control of his car killing
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a team mitt. >> it appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road causing his vehicle to flip at least one time. >> reporter: police say brent was driving drunk when he crashed his 2007 mercedes early saturday morning. the defensive lineman is charged with intoxication manslaughter for the death of 25-year-old jerry brown a member of the team's practice squad. investigators say brown was unresponsive when they arrived. >> when our officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing -- or dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> reporter: brent and brown were college teammates at the university of illinois. the two were reunited in october when the cowboys signed brown after the indianapolis colts released him. in a statement, cowboys' owner jerry jones said --
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>> reporter: news of the deadly accident stunned cowboys' fans. >> man, that's sad to hear. i mean -- life plays out sometimes like you don't plan it. >> reporter: but many say they are standing by their team. >> i love my cowboys. i love my cowboys. and i'm rooting for them and i'm hoping everything turns out okay. >> reporter: the team arrived in cincinnati saturday ahead of their game against the bengals on sunday. teresa garcia, cbs news. >> a standoff between police and an armed man barricaded inside a jack in the box ended with the suspect being shot. around 1:00 this afternoon, police say the man took two women hostage after he tried to rob the restaurant. after four hours police sharp shooter opened fire on the suspect and both hostages were traumatized but made it out safely. >> it's very unfortunate it had to end this way and the safety of those inside the restaurant as well as the community
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surrounding the restaurant was just paramount. and the officers were forced to take action. >> police say they tried for hours to end the situation peacefully. the suspect was taken to the hospital. details on his condition have not been released. well, a desperate 911 call for help ends with shots fired and a man dead. investigators are now trying to piece together what led up to the shooting. sacramento county sheriff's deputies believe road rage may be to blame. after 2:00 this morning a man called 911. then the dispatcher heard gunfire and the line was disconnected. >> you don't even have to think about it and it's so final. it's so final. and you can't take those actions back. so now this -- you know, this guy is dead. the person that shot him -- his life is probably ruined. i mean because he's going to go to jail. he killed somebody.
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>> officers tracked down a vehicle matching the victim's description and found two women in a nearby car with a relative. police arrested him for the shooting. a couple of east bay teens are facing some serious on consequences tonight. they're accused of setting off pipe bombs. that's the bomb squad blowing up one of them. it all started when police got a call of a mailbox being blown up near college park high school last night. 20 minutes later officers say they found an suv with five kids in it in the parking lot of the high school. found inside the suv, another explosive device. >> just -- this was a significant pipe bomb. so i mean, all the damage that you might expect. there was like i said -- the mailbox was completely destroyed. and had anybody been close to it they certainly would have been injured and possibly killed. >> two of the teens were arrested on suspicion of possession of explosives and they were released the their
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parents -- to their parents. a supermarket in concord is back open tonight after a hazardous materials scare shut it down. about 20 people at the food max on monument boulevard complained of a chemical smell and told emergency responders they quote felt weird. the fire department and hazmat teams couldn't figure out the source of the smell. no customers were taken to the hospital. a recent effort to provide free muni passes for low income school children in san francisco provoked a lot of debate. now muni officials are talking at another idea that could be even more controversial. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec reports. >> reporter: the san francisco municipal transportation agency is thinking of changing the way you pay for transit. instead of basing fares on age or capability they are thinking of basing prices on a person's income. >> that makes sense. >> i make less money and i feel all right about that. >> i think this is great. >> reporter: they have been
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talking for months about allowing low income youths to ride for free. this would go well beyond that. >> we'd have to work on it but there would be some sort of financial record that would have to be prove on the get a discount like this. >> reporter: riders have mixed feels on that. >> no one wants to give up regards. >> the government has all the records what i make anyways. so it's one other branch of government having the records of what i make. >> yeah, i don't want my information scattered here and there. >> reporter: a spokesperson thinks the program would be a wash financially with richer older riders paying more and others pay less. >> we might see an increase in ridership and that could only help. >> reporter: but seniors and disabled people still get a discount of at least 50%. it's federal law. right now the discount is more like 66%. the bay area's lead transit planning body is already conducting a study on the issue which means it could go beyond the muni possibly the b.a.r.t.
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all by the new clipper card system but right now it's muni that's full steam ahead. >> we're one of the largest agencies in the country and we'd be one of the first to look at something like this. >> reporter: they will be drawing audiotape plan to present to the board of directors in 2013. if approved it could be put in place the same year. in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. a south bacon signment car sales -- bay consignment car sales lot once full of cars is suddenly empty. the car owners are looking for the dealer who can't be found. cbs 5 consumer watch reporter julie watts on the dealership that disappeared under a cover of darkness. >> reporter: the business is gone along with the cars. >> a tow truck just came in and towed them off. >> reporter: also missing? their money. >> drove by here every single day. >> reporter: sunnyvale motor cars has disappeared leaving behind a large lot and a lot of angry customers who trusted the business to sell their cars. >> it's theft. >> reporter: todd parsons is
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out $28,000. the tech executive says the dealership took his car and gave him a bad check. >> it was all a scam. >> reporter: nursing student chrissy dent wanted to get rid of a $600 a month car payment. she left her vw to sell. >> the dealership here sid that they were going to pay off my loan once the car was sold. >> reporter: dent said they did sell the car and just never paid off the loan. >> i don't have a car and i have to -- still make payments on my loan. >> reporter: just as bad for the man who bought her car. he's now stuck with vehicle he can't register because there's a lien on it. >> we don't have title for the barquette and we don't have a valid -- car yet and we don't have a valid registration. >> reporter: adding to the frustration so far neither insurance companies or the police have been any help. >> i don't think they've even assigned an officer to this particular case. >> my insurance agent said he had never heard of this. >> reporter: it's complicated because the customers had a contract with the dealership
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which could make this a civil case and customers fear that could mean a long road to recovery. >> i feel a little naive is little stupid. that i let this happen. >> reporter: julie also tells us the property's owner says sunnyvale motor cars also skipped out on the rent. customers can apply through a special state automobile recovery funnel. for more information, go to -- fund. for more information go to car sales are up and people want to save money on gas. how automakers are finally heeding to the demand for more fuel-efficient cars. >> it's the kind of place where memories are made. another one of the bay area's iconic movie houses possibly heading to the last picture show. >> good evening, roberta gonzales with the cbs 5 weather center. we have a show to put on for you tonight. as far as the weather is concerned is real mixed bag of sun and rain. we'll pinpoint when you'll see the rain drops as eyewitness
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news continues right here on the cw.
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bought 1-point-1 million cas 2020 has been a great year for automakers, u.s. drivers bought 1.1 million cars and trucks in november up 15% from last year and that's the fastest sales pace since january of 2008. but even though more americans are spending money on new vehicles, they're also looking to spend less time and money at the pump. as cbs reporter john blackstone shows us automakers are finally getting the message. >> reporter: this year's l. a. autoshow is bolder -- and greener than ever before.
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more than 50 electric, hybrid and over fuel-efficient cars are on display. at a time when style is taken a backseat to fuel economy. edward low editor in chief for motor trend magazine says automakers are paying close attention because more americans are in a buying mood. right now the average age of a car on the road is 11 years a record high. >> now they're in these old cars and they want to buy a new one. they're going to start thinking about hey, how much am i going to pay at the pump? >> reporter: overall consumer interest in alternative fuel vehicles is up 54%. so gm is renewing its commitment to pure electric cars with the chevy spark ev. ford is rolling out eight vehicles that deliver 40 miles per gallon or better. including the 2014 fiesta that has a breakthrough three cylinder engine. the spokesman mickle line. >> it's so small you can actually fit it in a suitcase and it has the performance of a standard engine and is expected
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to get the best fuel economy of any nonhybrid car in america. >> reporter: we've seen a rebirth of the traditional gasoline engine thanks to advances in technology. >> in many cases we're seeing upwards of 25, 30, into the 40s mile per gallon range which is similar to a hybrid. so the argument the consumers have making is, i don't need to get a high bride -- hybrid. >> reporter: looming standards are also driving the industry shift to environmentally friendly vehicles. automakers will be required to reach a fleet average of 54 miles per gallon by 2025. john blackstone, cbs news, los angeles. one by one many of the bay area's old movie houses are disappearing and now another sits in the past of new development. cbs 5 reporter patrick sedillo on the memories and the uncertain future at dome. >> reporter: affectionately known to locals as the dome
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theater it's home to art house movies. >> it's an icon in pleasant hill. it's a well-known place with memories for people. >> i remember trying to put my arm around my first girlfriend though and that took me half of the movie to get that to happen. >> reporter: it might be facing the wrecking ball soon to make way for among other things a sporting goods store. >> i don't think we need another sporting goods store. i think we have plenty of them. >> reporter: neither were my of the employees able to talk on camera. what i did meet were dozens of people with a treasure-trove of memory right here hat this theater. >> "jaws." >> you're going to need a bigger boat. >> "star wars." >> my wife and i came to our first movie here. the godfather. >> i'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse. >> reporter: what they need is arrival from planning and --
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approval from planning commissions. ray owns the loaded hog saloon next door, he's out too. >> it's like losing a family. i'm crying inside, it's terrible. >> reporter: reporting from pleasant hill. patrick sedillo, cbs 5. >> roberta has rain in the forecast. tomorrow some outdoor activities? we have a lot of sunshine in the forecast. good evening everybody. but we still have enduring some cloudy conditions outside right nowment we're working it and not finding any rain drops within 120-mile radius. today's high temperatures due to the cloud cover were pretty much damp. 57 degrees at pacifica. 58 vallejo. the warm spot along the central bay and oakland at 65. lows 60s in san jose which is pretty spot-on for this time of the year. looking out towards the embarcaderos, mostly cloudy skies but the clouds are going to break up. temperature-wise boy we dipped to 43 degrees at this hour in
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santa rosa. upper 40s around oakland through alameda. tonight 37 to 48 degrees for overnight lows. inland areas dipping well into the upper 30s. the headlines that you need to know, the clouds gradually break up in the overnight hours although we'll have pockets of fog in the northern portion of the bay area in the valleys and also in throughout the delta. tomorrow high pressure builds in sunny breezy and warmer. rain by midweek. that seven day forecast coming up. area of low pressure to the north of us. clouds spilling over the ridge of high pressure. we refer to that as a dirty ridge. however now the high pressure moves in an easterly direction and builds in and contributes to an offshore flow. and we will have nothing but sunshine, blue skies, 64 degrees as the 49ers play host to the miami dolphins, cougher at 1:# -- kickoff at 1:05. temperatures tomorrow not going up. pretty much between about 62 and 67 degrees but the winds
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breezy northwest up to 15. then the higher elevations to the east bay hills right around 30-mile-per-hour gusts. again that's not highest elevations -- in the highest elevation. 64 in napa. also fairfield and vacaville. mid 60s pleasanton through blackhawk. 67 in santa rosa. air quality begins to get a little bit stagnant by monday. you'll want to fake note of -- take note of that. otherwise five and even seven day forecast called for subtle changes by tuesday night result information rain showers drop -- resulting in rain showers developing. one computer model suggests rain by the morning rush on wednesday and a lingering shower thursday. not much of a temperature span wednesday through friday and then the possibility of rain back if the forecast. this time -- in the forecast, this time next saturday night. in and out of the rain we go. >> all right. keep the umbrellas handy. thank you much. well, there are some indications that the economy outlook is improving for years companies have been cutting back on holiday parties. but as cbs 5 reporter don knapp
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tells us, local restaurants and parties and you say the parties are back. >> reporter: they're back. holiday office parties. this isn't one right now but pier 23 is all pumped up about party reservations. >> we have quite a few parties booked and had quite a few yesterday. >> reporter: the grinch chased abay so many office parties over the past few years that as few as 74% of companies held them last year. that was down from a high in 2006 of 95%. this year it's claimed 91% of offices will have parties. good for employees? and good for bars and restaurants. >> you know we're not a huge restaurant so like $5,000. >> $5,000 for a party? >> a buyout you know can be you know 10, 15, $20,000 but that's getting the whole place. >> reporter: guests arriving at this location will find themselves at one of the more upscale office parties, this is the fairmont at top not hill.
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>> certainly the volume is back to where we were almost in 2008 and i'm really confident next year we'll exceed that. >> reporter: they are getting the room ready for a security company. 250 guests live music and a dish. what's the party cost here? the manager will work with you. >> i can do a party from $3,000 to $1 million. >> reporter: remember whether it's a few thousand dollars or a million dollars, no matter what you have to spend tom will work with you. in san francisco, don knapp, cbs 5. all right, already in trouble once a prisoner is caught in a sticky situation. >> how this inmate got himself stuck in a wall. the little bit of fun guards had with it.
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their "50 and the rolling stones rocked brooklyn tonight. it's the first of three u.s. stops in their 50s and counting tour celebrating a half eventualry as the quote
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greatest rock and roll band in the world. they also appear next week at the hurricane sandy benefit concert. ♪ and today fans remembered former beatle john lennon who was shot and killed 32 years ago today. this tribute took place at the strawberry fields memorial in central park near the dakota apartments where lennon lived. on december 8th, 1980 lennon was returning home from recording session when he was shot by a deranged fan. mark david chapman. when the news of the shooting spread hundreds of fans gathered for a candle light vigil. a garage sale at the home of bob hope shut down early this weekend because fans bought up everything. in sight. from hope's old golf programs and gi joe collectibles bearing his likeness to some rolled up carpets and a head board? hundreds of people wanted a piece of bob hope. one staff member said this was the cheap stuff sitting in two
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garages at the hope estate at the lake but it had value to the fans. >> i got four chairs and the table. >> i need one and i wanted juan for the backyard. i have a couple of ohs and it was bob hope's. >> an employee of the estate says it doesn't represent bob hope's legacy. the more valuable belongs will go up for auction next year but those are happy to get what they got. all right, a prisoner in brazil tried to do his best andy due fray from the "shawshank redemption" but he didn't have one credible thing figured out. take a look at this. yep. there's a problem here. the inmate tried to break out of a prison through a wall with a shower pipe but he didn't create a big enough hole. he got stuck and he had to call for help. before prison guards rescued him. they snapped these photos. we'll be right back. ,,
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manuel marquez... theh meeting between the two welterweights... ...wonder manny pacquaio, knocked out at the end of the sixth round by juan manuel marques, it was the fourth meeting between with two welterweights and i wonder how floyd may weather feels about that? here's the minute with the heisman trophy announcement. >> the 2012 winner of the heisman memorial trophy is -- johnny manziel. [ cheering and applause ] >> johnny touchdown. johnny manziel texas a and l the winner. -- a&m. he becomes the first freshman to win the award. warriors going for the third straight roads win. david lee gets open. 24 hints. war owe -- points. warriors up eight on washington. missed the free-throw intentionally to have a shot at
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it but no no. warriors hang on to win. they're 13-7 after 20 games, de la salle in white. another open division title. williams and buckley have made it 20-0 by time you found your seat. they beat folsom 49-15. and reports out of los angeles say the dodgers are close to landing zach greinde. reportedly six years $147 million. that would make him the second highest paid pitcher behind sabathia. >> bernadette has more sports on cbs 5 at 11:00. good night. [ captions by: caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838 email: ] for over 60,000 california foster children,
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the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.


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